[Coral-List] Termination of the National Biological Information Infrastructure program

David M. Lawrence dave at fuzzo.com
Thu Oct 6 23:53:46 EDT 2011

Dear all:

I just heard of this from David Inouye, moderator of the ECOLOG-L list.  
According to the NBII Web site (http://www.nbii.gov):

"In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological 
Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all 
resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will 
be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to 
the NBII Program Termination page."

The termination page is at http://1.usa.gov/ok8BgX

I doubt the programmatic savings is worth the loss of access to the 
information contained.  More important, how will the closure of this 
program affect the coral research and conservation communities?



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